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The best snowshoes, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 15, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Snowshoe Reviews
I have owned three different pairs of Atlas snowshoes, all the higher end and backcountry models. Every single pair have fallen apart or have broken after moderate use. I would never buy ANYTHING from them again. They replaced my first pair and the others they dithered on or sent me some parts for me to fix. Ridiculous policy. The attitude when talking to the warranty department is pretty dismissive and not very receptive. Bindings crumbled and I mean crumbled like a saltine cracker in the field… Full review
I think I paid a very reasonable price. Have a larger family and decided to purchase three different brands. This particular snowshoe showed the first signs of deterioration after using it only couple of times. Clips (rings) securing the deck to the frame started cracking and breaking. Hope it is an easy fix... Could be a good snowshoe if only used in a deeper snow. Not suggested for an ice-packed terrain or going through any terrain with obstacles. For deep snow, the provided heavy duty crampons… Full review
Worked great for 6-7 years, but now heel strap has broken in two. I've looked for replacement strap but can't find one. It's a shame because the rest of the shoe is in great shape still. Purchased new at EMS. Worked great for years until this year when heel strap broke when putting them on for the first time in 2020. Full review
My version is called the Panoramic. It has a dial/wire for the toe binding (no toe straps). The toe and heel cleats are similar to Tubbs' Wilderness series versus the Mountaineer. I've used them 3+ times in varied weather and conditions, so I think they should put up with my sporadic use for many years. Snowshoes in fresh snow makes walking possible. And on packed snow (up and downhill) they make it simpler. I had these Pano's on for carrying a pack and pulling a sled versus my pals with hiking… Full review
Junk—first time out pole adjustment broke, fourth time strap broke, fifth time out buckle broke. Less than 5 miles now and dumpster material—let's fill up our dumps with junk. I'll never buy these again. Pole adjustment broke buckle for binding, broke less than 5 miles on Yukon Charlie's Chinook snowshoes and dumpster material. If you see a pair of snowshoes without leather binding keep going; the nylon strapping did not hold up less than 5 miles of use. Sat for two years not used, but was in… Full review
Good for a first try of the sport for cheap, but I wouldn't depend on them... So me and my wife and kids all got snowshoes because I have enjoyed snowshoeing, and I'm absolutely useless on skies; less than useless... Since my wife and kids were new we didn't want to spend big money, so when they went on sale we bought some budget snowshoes at Canadian Tire under the Outbound make. They had good traction and kept you from sinking in icy crusty snow and deep damp/packy snow. After a few uses the materials… Full review
The MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoe is a very well designed go-anywhere snowshoe with a new Paragon binding design that lives up to its name. The Lightning Ascent's design has a number of aggressive features that really enable this snowshoe to be used confidently in the most challenging crusty and icy conditions. The new Paragon binding is simple to use and comfortable in use. This really is a great snowshoe option for someone looking for a durable design that can be used in any conditions. Overview… Full review
The Women's Revo Ascent snowshoes are designed to stand up to any kind of terrain. They're durable, easy to use, and have a narrow design for your convenience. Finding the best outdoor gear to get you through the winter can be a challenge. Snow complicates everything. But Mountain Safety Research's Revo Ascent snowshoes lessens the headache. By providing a high-quality, durable snowshoe that can tackle any terrain, MSR prioritizes experience over profit. And they believe in their products, so you… Full review
Design flawed. Not durable or reliable, but comfortable, until the straps break. ALL of them. Apparently MSR are aware straps degrade and break over time and they are all right with that. Not me. Buy a more reliable set of snowshoes. Do not waste your money on these. It’s dangerous to have a strap break in the backcountry. During the third season of use (about 15 days total use) ALL plastic straps on both snowshoes broke. Stretchy rubbery straps degrade over a couple years into brittle hard plastic… Full review